The 2023 report authored by Hanich, K and published by Parks Associates delves into the adoption of access control technology within multifamily properties. It furnishes a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of access control adoption in the US multifamily housing market. The report extensively compares the advantages and considerations between retrofitting existing properties and integrating solutions into new construction projects. It encompasses detailed use cases, deployment models, and recommended best practices in this domain. Emphasizing the growing prevalence of access control applications and features in multi-dwelling properties, the report underscores their transformative impact on residents’ lives. Additionally, it advocates for the exploration of alternative technologies, such as cellular solutions or IoT-specific networks, to circumvent the extensive retrofitting requirements often associated with Wi-Fi deployments in this context.

Keywords: Access Controls, Building Retrofits, Internet of Things (IoT), Market Sizing

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